A North Texas company is paying employees to exercise and slim down.
Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) – A North Texas company is paying its employees to exercise and slim down. As reported by NBC DFW News, the Baylor Health Care System has launched a program named “Thriv,” which now has 6,000 participants, in which employees are compensated for keeping track of their exercise habits and weight loss.
As noted in the report, the program has helped Baylor cut down on costs for health care since its launch. Leia Spoor, the company’s wellness manager who oversees Thriv, is quoted in the report as stating of the cost results, “It tells us that it’s working.”
Tommie Haliman, a lab manager at Baylor Dallas, is quoted in the report as stating of her motivation for participation in the program, “I knew I had to lose weight because I was at the point where I could become a diabetic, so I was at the point where I was going try something.”
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